Thursday, August 11, 2011

Anemonopsis macrophylla

Anemonopsis macrophylla is a monotypic woodland gem native to the Japanese island of Honshu. The foliage is similar to Actaea and it sends slender ebony stems skyward. At the end of each thin, branching arm, a small perfectly sphered, mauvey- pink bud forms. I am not sure if I have ever seen a more perfect flower open? The plant likes cool, damp, shady sites and I have planted it here on the North side of a house in a wet site. I also love it against the green of house!


  1. Helen...that flower has attitude...look at me! I'm a wow flower!